VdA participated in Atelier d' information Angola, hosted by Business France. Resulting from the merger between UBIFRANCE and the French Agency for International Investment (InvestInFrance), Business France is a government agency whose main tasks are to promote the internationalization of French companies, attract strategic investment and promote France's image abroad.

The event was attended by some of the main French companies in the oil and gas, energy, construction, water and transport sectors, and was attended by the Ambassadors of the two countries, the President of AIPEX - Angola's Private Investment and Export Promotion Agency and the Advisor to the Angolan Minister of Transport. In addition to an analysis of the main reforms underway in Angola and their impact on investors, the event aimed to prepare the next visit of the French President to Angola, scheduled for this year.

José Miguel Oliveira, Oil&Gas practice managing associate, represented VdA at the event, making a presentation on the current legal context of Angola and the main aspects to be considered in terms of foreign investment, tax and exchange.